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Germany: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Having specialist expertise in the financial, automotive and energy sectors, the ‘goal-oriented’ team at White & Case LLP is particularly active in cross-border litigation. Recently, Christian Wirth and counsel Ulrich Carlhoff represented a bank in several proceedings where insolvency administrators asserted avoidance claims on non-performing restructuring loans amounting to several million euros. Another bank instructed the team to defend against damage claims pertaining to a life insurance package. In other work, the practice represented the state of Baden-Württemberg in a procedure before the Administrative Court of Stuttgart, defending the client against claims brought by Deutsche Bahn for the reimbursement of additional costs incurred by the construction project Stuttgart 21, and assisted the insolvency administrator of Infinus with the enforcement of shareholder loans totalling €320m. Markus Burianski and the ‘extremely competent and very experiencedMarkus Langen are other key members of the team. Local partner Katharina Kendziur moved to Lutz | Abel Rechtsanwalts GmbH and Daniel Eckstein was appointed a judge at the Regional Court of Berlin.

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Financial services litigation

Within: Financial services litigation

White & Case LLP’s instructions by financial institutions are frequently insurance-related, as is Christian Wirth’s defence of a financial institution against claims for damages amounting to millions of euros, resulting from a co-operation agreement with an insurance company under a life insurance package. In a separate matter, Markus Langen acted for several German banks in their role as bondholders in a dispute with HETA Asset Management, the Austrian financial market supervisory authority (FMA) and the state of Carinthia over the winding-up of a European financial institution. Sonja Lang is a key member of the team.

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